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Sonic 3 and Knuckles, a new lease of life

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by UtopiaUK, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. neonsynth

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    I've played this, so this is nothing new for me. Seriously, the palettes are awesome and the level layout is funny. I appreciate S3K hacks, because they're quite rare. :)
     
  2. Sik

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    being an asshole =P
    Doesn't the S&K disassembly have some bugs anyways? As in, malfunctioning backgrounds and such =/
     
  3. Andlabs

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    However, an unshifted ROM will work properly. I have several, each with their own changes.
     
  4. UtopiaUK

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    Ok guys.

    After listening to your helpful discussion about the AIZ 2 fire. I have come up with a solution. I have removed the little flames in the foreground and have also edited the pallette.

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    As you can see, I have gone for more aftermath look in this pallette.

    Also in the CNZ screenshot, I don't think I gave you a very good look at the Background pallette.
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    I think it gives this zone a more spooky atmosphere. Also notice the Clams are green rather than blue.
    Comments and suggestions welcome.
     
  5. Graxer

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    Personally, I don't like the burnt AIZ look at all. I am a big fan of the original green look. I would prefer it if the palette didn't change at all to be honest. Although a change to a nightime version of the original pallette wouldn't be bad.

    Also, im not really into the CNZ palette either. It looks like the screenshot has faded in the sun, and gives the impression of a Gameboy Colour putting colours into a standard black and yellow Gameboy game.
     
  6. Hitaxas

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    That depends on what you use to build the ROM. Snasm68k.exe works perfectly.
     
  7. Sik

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    1) I don't like the burned up AIz look either =/
    2) That CNz palette looks like the prototype Casino Night zone... You know, pink all over the place o_O
     
  8. Mikel

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    The Carnival Night zone palette looks nice, I love the palette choice you made there.

    But I may want to agree with Wasphammer (AKA Jurai, as I know him with that name), the AIZ2 palette might need some room for improvement, I like the palette choice you made though. I always wonder how AIZ2 will look like with Ice instead of Fire in the palette (I always wanted to see Ice in AIZ2).
     
  9. GT Koopa

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    Isn't the Carnival Night pallette based on that old Sonic 3 beta pic of Carnival Night? Where everything was that shade of purple?
     
  10. UtopiaUK

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    I haven't change that orange yet cause it is a cycle pallette.
     
  11. Blanche Hodapp

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    Y'know, if you get the palette right, you could use the haze effect to make a really cool humid look for the level
     
  12. UtopiaUK

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    Well ideally that is effect I am aiming for. I will play around with the pallette a bit and see what results I get.
     
  13. UtopiaUK

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    Sorry for a double post

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    Here is CNZ's new pallette. Act 1 is done and act 2 is 20% done.

    Feedback appreciated.
     
  14. synchronizer

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    Interesting. It looks like Carnival Night was set on fire. Is that intended?
     
  15. I like it. Very festive and casino-like.
     
  16. Enzo Aquarius

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    BRILLIANT!

    Those colors just scream 'casino' and entertainment. I think you got a good pick there. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Telstar

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    Aww, I really liked the first pallet. It made it feel cool (both definitions) and different. Now it looks like a cross between Casino Night and Spring Stadium.
     
  18. Ritz

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    I really liked the original palette, but this one is pretty brilliant, too- certainly a lot less monochromatic, anyway. Suppose you could try using both for separate acts? And then there's the bit where Knuckles cuts the power. Plenty of wiggle room here, so don't let it go to waste!
     
  19. Aesculapius Piranha

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    As a note, I prefer AIZ burned down. One of the redeeming factors of the zone is it is a little different from the previous palm tree and beach zones.
     
  20. Graxer

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    I like that palette much more than the old one. It fits in with the level very well!
     
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